The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1839

Builder Identification

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1864; closed 1934, succeeded by Lye Organ Co.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Established by Edward Roome Lye in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1864; closed 1934; succeeded by Lye Organ Co.

    Staff: Arthur H. Lye; Edward J. Lye; Herbert H. Lye; Walter L. Lye; (William Lye?).


    • Kallmann et al., Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981) 567.

  • For further information see Lye Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are 17 entries in the database that describe organs by Edward Lye & Sons.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Jim Lye

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Rodney Jantzi